Steve Smith Looks Forward To Play His 100th ODI Thursday

| September 20 , 2017 , 18:02 IST

As Steve Smith the Australia Cricket team captain prepares to play his 100th one-day international for Australia, the maestro says his growth as a 50-over cricketer is still a long way down.

On Thursday Steve Smith will become the 27th Australian Cricketer to play 100 ODIs. Australia will be facing India in the second match of this five-game series at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Smith already stands alongside some of Australia's greatest one-day batsmen, scoring 3188 runs at 43 in his first 99 games, his current average is of 43.67 which makes him the third Australian batsmen with highest average rate behind Dean Jones with (48.82) and Michael Bevan (61.96) among Australian batsmen after 100 matches, Which is an extraordinary statistic.

The Australian captain in Kolkata on Wednesday said: "I think I've evolved a lot as a white-ball player."

"When I first started playing one-day cricket I think my first 30-odd games I played as more of a bowler, so I had to change a bit there."

I've been batting at No.3 for a while now so I've had to find the right tempo of the game, whether that's hitting the fielders in the deep or knowing the right time to hit a boundary. "It's something you learn as you play. It's exciting to play my hundredth game tomorrow."

The Australian Batsman is very eager to play his 100th ODI against India Tomorrow.